Multivitamins for Weight Loss

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Last Reviewed 02/18/2014

Multivitamins for Weight Loss

I believe that a quality daily multivitamin and mineral supplement is essential for optimal health, especially as we get older. Therapeutic doses of a broad range of vitamins and minerals help protect against degenerative disorders such as hypertension, osteoporosis, diabetes and heart disease.

Research also suggests that taking a mineral supplement and daily multivitamin for weight loss is effective.

Study Supports Multivitamins for Weight Loss

In a randomized, double-blind study, Chinese researchers divided obese women into three groups and gave them either a multivitamin and mineral supplement, a calcium supplement or a placebo daily for 26 weeks. At the end of the study, the women who took the multivitamin and mineral supplement lost an average of 7.9 pounds, compared to 2 pounds for those taking calcium and half a pound in the placebo group.

Excess pounds have a way of creeping up over the years. The most successful approach to losing weight combines three steps—a healthy diet, regular exercise and nutritional supplementation—and results in a reduction in overall body fat and an increase in muscle mass. Using a multivitamin for weight loss, you will look better, feel better, and best of all, be healthier!

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